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lf coast. >> and i'm david muir, back in new york. it is friday, august 27th. and this morning, breaking news. the first video of those miners trapped 160 stories below ground. what they're eating. where they're sleeping. even the game of dominos they are playing to pass the time. we go inside their underground home this morning. hurricane danielle explodes into a massive category 4 storm overnight in the atlantic, as earl could target the east coast next week. sam tracks them both. could there really be a double-dip recession? the fed chairman makes a high-stakes speech today on the faltering economy. and this morning, what we all should be listening for. ♪ come on up for the rising ♪ and "the road to recovery." five years after the devastation of hurricane katrina, the gulf
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coast is reborn. battered but unbound. wreckage cleared. communities restored. the long journey back to the home almost lost in the storm. good morning, david. we all remember what it was like, almost five years ago and i certainly remember being here the morning after and just the destruction, but today is a new day and with bob woodruff reporting live from new orleans, we're going to talk about the renewal and the rebuilding of this beautiful region and then a little bit later, my conversation with former first lady laura bush, her attachment to the children of this region as well. david? and i know i speak for
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everyone here on the floor, it is so great to see robin there, back in her hometown. and she has the story of an extraordinary comeback this morning. aswe say good morning, america, from new york, as well. george is off this morning. he'll be back on monday. but there's breaking news to get to off the top. stunning new video of those trapped miners in chile. authorities dropped a small camera below. they were reportedly able to shoot about 45 minutes of video of themselves. you can see them singing the national anthem, arm in arm. one of the men giving a sort of guided tour of their new underground home. our jeffrey kofman is in chile. he has the very latest on the new video this morning. jeffrey, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, david. this is incredible, unforgettable footage that we're seeing for the first time this morning. i suspect anyone who has heard about these men has conjured up images of what it might look like down there. take a look and see. these miners might surprise you. this is what being trapped
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2,200 feet underground looks like. incredible images, taken with a small video camera sent down the mine through a bore hole. the men sent greetings to their families. they should know that we are calm, he says, despite the bad conditions we know we're going to get out of here. it is far from the portrait of misery many on the surface imagined. the men even cheer and sing the national anthem. [ singing ] >> reporter: the camera takes us on a tour of the very dark, damp mine tunnels, where the men are living. there's the refuge where they took shelter during the collapse. that thermometer reached 29 degrees celsius, 89 degrees fahrenheit. the video reveals a curious, new daily life under ground. over there, a table, dominos sent down to distract the men. and to the area where they pray. there, the medical kit. one man points to the little cup used to brush their teeth.
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get him outside, so he can take a shower, he says. and the others laugh. the men look surprisingly fit, given that they almost starved for 17 days. some are sleeping. some of those, awake. some surprisingly cheerful. they've now been told that it may take until christmas to drill a hole large enough to get them out. we are super and extremely happy, he says. and we're sure that with smart people and technology, they will get us out. if these conditions are a test of the human spirit, these resilient men get very high marks. here in chile this morning, all eyes are on the surface above where those men are trapped, where the drill rig that is going to drill the rescue hole to lift those men up is now being assembled. that should finish today. the process of drilling that half-mile-deep rescue hole should begin tomorrow. david? >> jeffrey, thank you. the extraordinary images of the spirit still alive and well down below. we're going to move, now, to
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another major story developing today. what will he say? federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will speak later this morning about the new economy amid numbers that show a worse worsening picture. joining us now, jake tapper from martha's vineyard, where the president will soon wrap up his vacation. and financial correspondent, bianna golodryga, who's at the new york stock exchange, this morning. good morning. i wanted to start with you, bianna. with americans' battered 401(k)s so dependent on the market, what does wall street have to hear today? >> that's right, david. it feels like we're working with a bipolar stock market here. one day it's up. the next minute, it's down. yesterday the dow and the nasdaq opened up higher, only to close below. on the side of big business, things seem to be somewhat more optimistic. mergers and acquisitions are up. earnings reports have been up. but on the side of the consumer, things are downright ugly. we had dismal housing numbers out earlier this week.
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consumer spending, consumer confidence are down. and later this morning, we're expected to find that the economy grew at a slower pace than previously thought last quarter. the consumer's very important here. all eyes will be on ben bernanke to hear what he has to say. >> jake, most people believe that the fed chairman will say the economy continues to recover, albeit more slowly than anyone hoped. jake, i know you saw this. he says, fortunately, that's not true. this isn't a recovery in any sense that matters. and policymakers should be doing everything they can to change that fact. but, jake, with historic interest rates at all-time lows and that massive stimulus package, what does the white house believe it can do at this point? >> reporter: well, they do believe, david, that what they can do is limit it. there's a $30 billion small business lending initiative that they've been pushing in congress. but there's really only so many days on the congressional schedule, before the end of the
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year. and so much appetite for new spending programs on congress. they will continue to work for programs such as the small business lending initiative, to get it passed. also, reducing capital gains. eliminating capital gains for alles. and there are people in the white house who are hoping that bernanke's speech today will b blesuresand do what so far the white house has not been able to do. and that is re-instill confidence in the market and the >> all right. jake tapper from martha's vineyard, where the pre and bi york stock exchange. thanks to you both this morning. we're going to turn to "the road of recovery," and robin roberts who continues that look this week. she visited haiti. she visited nashe. and this morning, she's in her hometown back in mississippi, to on this, t >> david, we have walked the road to recovery this week on "good morning america." we're here on the gulf coast. sometimes it's lost how huge this storm was.
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states from louisiana to florida were affected. we know here in mississippi, that the eye of the storm came across not far from here, in hancock county, we want to take a look back right now and remember what it was like. >> the death toll is climbing. the floodwaters are rising. >> reporter: 6:10 a.m., august 29th, 2005. the gulf coast's darkest hour. the eye of the category 5 storm makes landfall. nearly 2,000 people die. >> we're in desperate need. we are americans. >> reporter: an entire region of the country devastated. recovery seemingly impossible. this is the epicenter, the gulf coast ground zero. hancock county, mississippi. not one home or business remained intact. all that was left after the $130 billion in damage, was the resilient and determination of the people of the mississippi gulf coast. hancock county was allocated
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over $100 billion in aid, key to its economic recovery and renewal. in five years the gulf coast region has undergone a major transformation. from this, to this. from this, to this. >> here's the ones from the house. >> reporter: like so many gulf coast families, nora and ed wikoff, decided to stay and rebuild. >> this is a great opportunity, i think for our community to make some significant improvements. and you can see some of that happening. >> reporter: bay st. louis was one of the many cities battered by katrina. mayor les fillingame said he has seen the recovery at work. >> the investments that will show returns in this area. and for the next generations. >> reporter: but this coastal community, so dependent on the gulf's waters for its livelihood, is once again being tested. this time, by the bp oil spill. >> even though there is no oil
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on the surface now and they stopped the well, we still aren't completely convinced of what our long-term expectation should be. >> reporter: despite the uncertainty, the people of the gulf coast are certain about one thing. >> this is our home. we couldn't imagine going and moving to another location. there just wasn't an option for us. >> as she said, this is our home. this is our home. this is where we want to be. bob woodruff is live in new orleans right now and has the situation there. good morning, bob. >> i know you're familiar with the sights here in new orleans. this has been a very big week here in new orleans. we needed so many reminders and memorials about what happened five years ago and the major devastation. it will actually culminate here on sunday when president obama will be here to give a speech, right here at xavier university.
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largely about the city's resilience and rebuilding. >> this is the master bedroom. >> reporter: after five, long years, kenneth and jori dorsey are finally coming home. >> i'm happy right now. very happy right now. >> how are we doing, dave? >> reporter: like so many here, the dorseys were forced to flee, as floodwaters overtook the city. >> we lost everything. we lost our home. all our possessions. >> reporter: this week, a team of volunteers is coming together to help rebuild their home. >> it will be wonderful to sleep in our home, here in new orleans once again. >> reporter: the searing images of this disaster will not soon fade from memory. the misery, the desperation. >> this is the system that's going on here is wrong. >> reporter: and the inadequate response from all levels of government. ♪ but the big easy, knocked to its knees by katrina, is slowly making its way back. the population has rebounded to nearly 80% of its prestorm levels. wages are up, too, by 14%. >> how are you? you good?
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>> reporter: the police force, with a reputation badly damaged after katrina, by corruption, lying, even accusations of murder, now has a new chief, vowing big changes. >> i know we can reduce crimes. and i know we can increase people's quality of life. >> reporter: $15 billion has been spent to rebuild and improve the flood protection system, that failed miserably in 2005. yet, despite all the progress, the emotions and memories still linger. wanda lay rebuilt her home, right beside a brand-new flood wall. you're okay that this is now built enough to be safe? >> well, i have flood insurance now. >> reporter: as you can see, there is some humor down here, in addition to the president's appearance on sunday, exactly five years now after katrina, the city will be holding a candlelight vigil right down in the city, in addition in the french quarter, the cathedral will toll its bells. this town, this city, is really bouncing back. robin? >> all right bob, thank you
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very much. much more from the gulf coast when we come back, including my conversation with former first lady laura bush. good morning, everyone. we're going to turn, now, to the he's flying back to boston this morning, a free man. former president jimmy carter negotiated a pardon for aijalon gomes. he was facing eight years of hard labor there, after entering north korea illegally. investigators may have found the source of the salmonella that led to that massive egg recall. tests confirm that the bacteria was found in chicken feed used by two iowa farms. and fda officials say it's the same strain that's sickened 1,500 people across the country. toyota has launched yet another major recall. this time for computer glitches on a million cars. this involves corolla sedans and matrix hatchbacks
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model years from 2005 to 2008. the automaker wants to fix the defects that may cause the cars to stall in traffic. new york city officials are calling the attack on the muslim cab driver an isolated incident. mayor bloomberg met with the victim thursday, playing down any links between the slashing and the proposed mosque near ground zero. he also sat down for his first interview about the controversy, appearing on the jon stewart "daily show." >> whether you like the mosque or don't like the mosque, you don't have to go. there's already another mosque down there within four blocks of the world trade center. there's porno places. there's fast-food places. it's a vibrant community. it's new york. >> mayor bloomberg said the debate is being fueled by politicians trying to polarize people to get votes. police have arrested three men in canada on terrorism charges. among the suspects a 28-year-old doctor who appeared on "canadian idol." in 2008. he sang an avril lavigne song and even did the moonwalk before
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being rejected. police in canada said the terror plot involved bombing sites overseas. and a rare bit of good news for tiger woods. he's entering today's second round of the barclays tournament tied with the lead. he opened with 6 under par, his best showing so far this season. and his best by far since just before his personal life started to unravel with that car crash last november, which we all heard about. that's the news at 7:14. >> you have to wonder with the big development this week, the divorce finalized, if it was almost a sigh of relief, and both tiger and elin able to move forward. >> and you knew his competitive nature would come back. >> juju, thanks very much. in addition to track the massive rainstorm that robin's dealing with in the south, sam is tracking danielle now, a category 4 hurricane. sam, what's the latest? >> david, we're reminded that this weekend is the anniversary, the fifth anniversary of katrina, a category 5 hurricane. we're reminded that very few storms ever reach the high categories.
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a 5, the highest we mark. a 4, now looking at danielle, is a 4, out in the atlantic. now we have two storms to look at here. we actually could have three before we get through the end of the weekend. we'll show you the groups. look at this. it looks like a crowded highway. danielle, earl and is that possibly going to be fiona before we get to the end of the weekend? it is possible. now let's show you the paths of the two storms we're following. that strong category 4, danielle, expected to curve back into the atlantic. and earl will take a path that's farther to the south, a category 3 storm. all interest on the east coast should be watching that. we'll show you a quick l
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>> and we are live in central park. all of america's weather in the next half hour. david? >> and lady antebellum later in the program. see you soon. in the meantime,
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conservative talk show host glenn beck stirring up controversy, with a rally now planned for tomorrow at the lincoln memorial in washington. some are angry the rally is taking place on the anniversary of another event there, the martin luther king i have a dream speech. claire shipman is there. good to see you. >> reporter: david, there's a lot of emotion swirling over this issue. it wasn't so long ago, that glenn beck called president obama a racist. so, his choice of timing to hold his rally here tomorrow, a surprise, to say the least. >> i have a dream. >> reporter: immortal words of unity. but the 47th anniversary of dr. king's speech is producing just the opposite. >> blacks don't own martin luther king. >> glenn beck is no martin luther king. >> reporter: even angry words comparing the tea party to the kkk. >> the klu klux -- i meant to say that the tea party. you have to forgive me. you have to use them
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interchangeably. >> reporter: all this because of an unlikely rally planned by conservative tv and radio host, glenn beck, for the day of the anniversary on the steps of the memorial. >> we're doing something absolutely amazing. >> reporter: beck says his rally, which will feature sarah palin and many tea party supporters, is meant to honor america's troops. and he insists he picked the day, not realizing it was the anniversary of the i have a dream speech. but not everyone is buying that. >> finally, someone is bringing martin luther king's movement back to its conservative white roots. >> reporter: some like the reverend al sharpton who's organizing his own rally, has more serious concerns. >> hard to be disciplined and not make this about those that have, in my opinion, hijacked the location. but they can never hijack the dream. >> reporter: beck insists he plans to honor king. >> i have heard it over and over again in the media that because of this event, on the date of
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this event, i'm somehow or other hijacking dr. martin luther king's speech. i'm not big enough to do that. no one is. >> reporter: and martin luther king jr.'s son has weighed in on this, saying his father would never limit voices. but that he urges that everybody use the right rhetoric, david. >> we'll be watching this weekend. >> diane sawyer and how a simple treat to the mall with her tells us so much. morning america." g ] day after day allergy season drags on. oh how many days are you going to suffer? nasonex is the only prescription that's proven to help prevent most seasonal nasal allergy symptoms including congestion so you can have more symptom-free days. [ female announcer ] side effects were generally mild and included headache viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds and coughing. it does not come in generic form so ask your doctor about nasonex. [ female announcer ] and save up to $15 off your refills. go to nasonex.com for details terms
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there for some sort of chemical irritant. a 48 hour strike by trash collectors in san mateo county ends this morning. garbage is piled up at thousands of homes in san mateo hillsborough and burlingame. trash collectors with allied waste walked off the job wednesday. trash haulers warn some people won't get their garbage picked up until sunday. a look at the freeways this morning. >> good morning. it's been quiet all morning but we just got word of a stalled bus anyways blocking the left lane on the bay bridge 80 heading westbound right at treasury island. take a look at the incline. this is definitely gonna back up at the toll plaza and back up your bay bridge commute into san francisco. our other slow spot this morning westbound 4 making your way out of antioch into concord, a 25 minute drive time and bart delay from castro valley toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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welcome back. a look at sfo this morning where we have some sunshine and no flight arrival delays. let's move to our temperatures where they're cool with some fog up around santa rosa 49, novato 45 60 oakland, 62 los gatos, the rest of us mid to upper 50s.
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>> ...berber carpet. it was a whole bowl of stew. nooo. why? i could have saved this one. i could have saved this one.
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♪ call 1-800-steemer ♪ to visit my old high school in the days after the storm. >> science over there. math over there. it withstood hurricane camille. but katrina got it. ♪ walk on walk on ♪ >> that was then. and this is now. it opened in the fall of '09. it now houses the pass christian middle school on one side. the elementary school -- hello. i didn't know you were right behind me. the elementary school on the other side. it is wonderful how it has come back. once upon a time, this used to be where my old high school was, back in the day. now, we have the elementary school and the boys and girls club here as well.
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in the back. coming up, we have my conversation with former first lady laura bush and her commitment to the beautiful children all up and down the gulf coast. as we say good morning, america, on this rainy, friday morning, from my hometown of pass christian. david, we're not going to let a little rain or a lot of rain slow us down here. so much more ahead. >> you can't get the gulf down. robin -- >> look at this crowd. >> these are the folks that robin, so connected to. there's a look at that rain. that is what they're up against with the smiles on their faces and umbrellas in hand this morning. robin, we'll check back with you shortly. george off this morning. he'll be back on monday. also this half hour more stories of brazilians. we talked to the family. they were hold their daughter was dead after the hospital mixed her up with a victim of a terrible accident. they mourned her for days even planned her funeral, before they learned that the woman in the
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hospital bed was their daughter. we're going to check in with that family. we're going to begin this half hour, with something that most of us take for granted. the simple pleasure of being able to smile, being able to smell. connie culp. it was right here on "good morning america," diane sawyer introduced her to us last year. diane is here this morning. when you came back from cleveland and walked into the newsroom, i could read your face. you were so moved by her. >> we talked about the people that change our year and our lives. she's in my hall of fame. connie culp. she had already undergone almost 30 surgeries before the famous face transplant. and she said one of the first things she wanted to do with her new face smile. this is connie culp as she used to be. a mom with a husband, who pulled out a gun, and shot her in the face. she was 40 years old. and for four years, she would live with no jaw.
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no nose. practically blind. and then, the surgery that made history. 22 hours, a 40-person medical team including 8 surgeons performing the nation's first face transplant. and this was how she looked when her transplanted face was still new. it had no feeling. she didn't know there was a tear on her cheek. but flash-forward one year later. connie culp is truly going home. what's the first thing, you think? >> what a great day it is. yee-haw. >> reporter: when you look in the mirror what do you see? >> i can finally see my lips. i never dreamed i would have a nose or a mouth. i mean, i had nothing. >> reporter: how well are you seeing now? >> i can see your hair today. but i can't clarify your face. >> reporter: and that may get better? >> i hope so. they say it might. they don't know why i have the eyesight right now like i do.
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so, i'm lucky that way. >> reporter: she had to take 20 pills a day to fend off rejection. >> the medical community has learned from connie one important lesson. that you have to be a very strong person. >> reporter: there is still swelling around her jaw, which will go down. and the nerve endings are regrowing, an inch a month. >> "a," "e." >> reporter: and she does muscle exercises, to make sure she has a kiss and a smile. everybody has wondered and you had wondered too. would you be yourself? would you be someone different? what do you see of your own expressions? >> i think they make me look somewhat like i did before. >> reporter: your smile. what do you love to smell now? >> i like to smell the flowers. i like to smell the baby's hair after he gets a shower. doesn't that smell great? >> reporter: the best. >> yeah. >> reporter: and what about the man who did this to her?
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the first time we met, she startled us by saying -- >> i still love my husband. i can't talk about what happened. >> reporter: do you still love him? >> i always will. i mean, i have two kids to him. but you know what? i cannot -- you have to be outside to look in to see what's happening. >> reporter: his sentence just seven years. he's eligible for release in 2011. you're not in contact at all anymore? >> no. he called me on our anniversary. but he did the talking. and i just -- that's it. >> reporter: what would you say today to abused women? >> pay attention to what your man's saying. if he says he's going to do something, he will do it. it does not get better. it does not get better. >> reporter: when you look back now, as you're heading home
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when you look back over it all, what was the highest point for you? >> it is so great, what the doctors can do today. it is. it's amazing. i'm so thankful. i think god loves me. i don't care who religion anybody is. we all have a god and he's great. >> reporter: and we remember something she told us the first time we met. a heartbreaking story how children would cower and call her a monster. the other day, we took her to the mall. and no one looked. when we last saw you, you said the tim mcgraw song was your favorite. >> oh yeah. ♪ i hope you get the chance to live like you were dying ♪ >> reporter: "live like you were dying." >> she says god loves me. >> god loves me. she is indomitable.
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and the surgeons say that is part of what has made this possible. she's also so funny. and she said that one of the first things she did with her new nose was sneeze. but it had been so long she said she didn't know where to put her hand because she had forgotten that's what a sneeze was. >> what a remarkable difference. you were wiping away the tears because she couldn't feel them. and now, she talks about her cheekbones. >> that's right. and she still has swelling in her face. that's going to go down too, in the months ahead. it will be another stage to her life. >> and on the trip to the mall no one looked. >> nope. it was great. she got one of the tender little blessings that we don't think about every day. just being able to walk down the street as ourselves. >> we'll follow connie. way to go with her progress. i know you have to get back uptown to get ready for "world news." but you get ready better than i do. >> i would love to go to the concert over there. is sam there? >> can you talk to him.
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>> sam champion? lady antebellum? good morning. look, everybody. it's diane. good morning diane. you look right at home on the set. you look fantastic. by the way, that story, everybody just kind of glued to the tv set here. it is that moment of triumph and hope. it is the bright spot of the friday here in the park. ladies and gentlemen, diane sawyer. look at that. >> my pal. >> it's nice to see you. let's start this morning with a little look at what's going on in the northeast. likely, if you were worried about the rain all week, you're glad to see the morning. it's a cool morning. don't think you're going to keep that. these numbers are going up in the northeast. they're going back into the 90s. in case you're like me and like a little heat. let's show you the boards and one or two things going on. out goes the pleasant air. in comes the hotter air. new york city 95 on sunday. today, is a 85-degree high. there's heavy rain in the deep south.
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robin's been under it this morning. it continues from new orleans all the way to mobile and the pass area. that could be some of the heaviest rain of the day today. that's just soaking rain that all that weather was brought to you by the amazon kindle. oh, david? >> thanks sam. see you shortly. when we come back here this morning, robin and former first lady laura bush, and the perseverance in the south.
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back here on the mississippi gulf coast. "the road to recovery," five
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years after hurricane katrina. and former first lady laura bush, has really played a part with her effort on the gulf coast, with her foundation. it's the largest foundation benefiting american libraries. she has made dozens of trips down here. and she joins us now from new orleans, louisiana. thanks for being with us this morning. >> thanks, robin. >> i lost count of the amount of times you've been in the region. on the first anniversary of katrina, i was with you at a school along the mississippi gulf coast. you spend a lot of time here. what's the biggest difference you have seen the last five years? >> the differences are huge now, five years later. i mean, each time i came there was a little bit of improvement. but really now, i think after five years, things are starting to look great. and i'm going to go today, to a school that was the very first school i visited right after hurricane katrina, in st. bernard parish.
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st. bernard parish lost every, single school. almost every home and business, as well. it was like some of those other mississippi -- some of the mississippi gulf coast towns that lost almost everything. but they've got a really great story of rebuilding their school district. >> it's called a reflection breakfast. that's where you're speaking today. what will you tell the people from? there? >> i'll tell them congratulations on their very very hard work. their school superintendent doris borchez. the first few months after the school reopened the students went to school on the second floor. now, there's more than 6,000 kids back in the st. bernard parish school. it's been picked as one of the best high schools in the united states. they really have a great story
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to tell. >> that has been so important for you to be a part of that. when you come up on an anniversary, mrs. bush it's a time that many people want to reflect. and in your book which you were very honest writing on different subjects. including your husband. and the criticism he's faced when he flew over new orleans after hurricane katrina. and you wrote that there was a purpose behind that. what were his intentions that day? >> well, if he had landed if air force one had landed in new orleans that day, all the assets that were actually being used to help people the first-responders, many of the first-responders would be required to go to the airport, even if just from air force landing. and he knew that. and he didn't want to use any of the assets that were being used in other ways to rescue people. but -- and he writes about this in his book as well. he realizes that that was a mistake. that it looked like he didn't
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care. >> and we're looking forward to reading his book as we have yours. and want to read one more section of your book. you say, day in and day out, the criticism of george from all sides was withering. i survived it because george did. but what he endured was a meanness of spirit a viciousness, and cruelty that i hope no political family will ever be subjected to again. do you feel that the obama family is now experiencing some of what you and your husband did? >> well, sadly, i think it's just a part of life for the president and the president's family. and it's too bad, really. it comes from every direction. from your friends and your foes. and i think that's too bad. but i am really proud of the way george handled it. i think he handled it in a very presidential way really. knowing that that's part of it. and we did know that that was part of it because, of course we'd been the children of a president ourselves. and we'd seen president bush,
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george's dad criticized in a way that we knew was unfair. so, i wish i hope that americans would just take a step back and a deep breath and realize that people who are serving in public office are truly that servants. >> as always eloquent and well-put. thank you, mrs. bush. have a good day there in new orleans. we send our best to you from the mississippi gulf coast. take care. >> thank you very much. give everyone my best there. >> mrs. bush gives everyone her best. we'll have much more from the gulf coast in just a moment. come on back.
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that breaking news is from san francisco where fire crews, ambulances and a hazardous materials team has been called to a recycling temperature at pier 96 at the bayview hunters point area. pictures live from sky 7 hd from the scene a chemical substance has been released. no word how serious the health issues are. we'll continue to follow the story across the course of the morning. let's check the forecast now, mike. >> eric, thank you very much.
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starting to see a little sunshine break through the clouds. look for more as the afternoon wears on. but it's because cooler air's moving in. the only place warmer the coast, low 60s there. mid to upper 60s from san francisco, oakland, richmond low to mid to upper 70s through the south bay. cool fall-like and breezy tomorrow megan. >> at the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights recently turned on after a stall bus started to slow things down on the incline. it's since cleared. other slow spot westbound highway 4 making your way out of antioch towards concord. that's a 25 minute drive time. eric. >> t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t
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♪ it's a quarter after 1:00 i'm all alone ♪ ♪ and i need you now ♪ the sounds of lady antebellum here in central park this morning. you're listening to "need you now." but you probably don't need to know that. they're so hot right now. on the billboard charts. they have three songs on the country billboard charts. this morning they're going to perform and heat things up right here in central park. as we say good morning, america, on this friday. i'm david muir, in for george this morning. he's back on monday. and robin roberts is back in her hometown, in pass christian, mississippi, marking five years
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since katrina. robin, they have a shout-out here in central park for everyone who has come back from katrina, five years later. >> yeah? [ cheers and applause ] that's for us. that's for us. oh. isn't that nice? oh, thank you, david. that means a lot. and tell them that we've got a big screen here in the pass. and we're going to be watching you there in central park. you know what? i got all i need now -- that was pretty good. transition from lady antebellum, to say i got all i need now. but i truly do. because the people of pass christian, the people of the gulf coast, five years later, the resiliency of the people here. and the thankfulness they have for all of the people who have come from all over the world, really, to help them rebuild five years later. and a little bit later this morning, it's bit of an emotional journey for a lot of us, as we remember those first few days after katrina. and how we got our lives back together. so, a personal journey for us
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all, that we'll share in just a little bit, david. >> can't wait for that, robin. to show us how they've recovered five years later. and also ahead in this half hour, you'll remember this story. an extraordinary story from a family in arizona. they'd been told that they'd lost their daughter in a horrific car accident. they even planned her funeral. then, they were told that the young woman in the hospital bed was actually their daughter. and john quinones is standing by. he'll bring us up to date on that stark. what a remarkable comeback there as well. first, back to the studio and juju chang for a check of the latest news headlines. good morning, juju. >> good morning, david. so good to see robin in the gulf, as well. good morning, again, everyone. we begin with incredible, new images of those 33 chilean miners trapped nearly half a mile under ground. they made this amazing video, using a camera sent to them through a tiny bore hole. rather than appearing miserable and depressed, the miners seem to be making the most of the
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situation. singing, laughing, playing dominos. even showing off their surroundings. and they say they're calm and confident, even though it may be christmas before they're back with their families. in pakistan, a new sign of the growing disaster. the u.n. says that since wednesday, 1 million more people have been displaced by the rising floodwaters. now, 8 million people total are in need of assistance. the taliban, meanwhile, has threatened to disrupt the work of foreign aid workers. one of the nation's richest men is off the hook for $134 million in back child support. multibillionaire donald bren's two adult children had gone to court, demanding the retroactive payments. but a jury in los angeles rejected their claims. the children had been receiving an average of $10,000 a month in support. and finally, a new york man is going cold turkey to fight his addiction to the internet. comedian mark malkoff has barricaded himself in his tiny, pink bathroom for five days to free himself from his obsession
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of the internet. he said his obsession was so bad, he would neglect his wife just to check his facebook. that's not good. he has tried stunts like this before. he lived once on an airline for a month. i wish him luck. time, now, for the weather with sam champion who is standing by in the park. it's a beautiful day for a concert with lady antebellum. >> it's gorgeous, juju. i know you're on your way. zip in the car and be here as quick as you can. i'm getting ready to break your heart, though. look right here. >> what? >> it's somebody's birthday. >> max and chase. >> i'm sorry? >> that's chase and this is max. >> now, as soon as i get the microphone anywhere near them, look what happens. now, you're looking at me like i don't want it, sam. and where did you ladies get these fine, fine shirts? >> you. >> well, okay. that's true. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning we want you to know about as you step out of the door on this friday.
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tgif friday, by the way. the heat does come back in a lot of places. it's been a cool dip. that's good because it helps >> and we are live in central park this morning. i guess it's back to robin? >> david. >> david. >> i'll take it, sam. thanks. can't wait for the concert. a beautiful day in the park. but we're going to turn now to that arizona family,
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mistakenly told they had lost their daughter in a horrific accident. it was two days before the funeral, they were actually told that their daughter was alive. she was actually in the hospital, in one of the beds. now, we get an update on the 19-year-old, after that horrible mixup and the extraordinary recovery. john quinones is in arizona this morning. john, great to see you. >> reporter: good morning, david, this is an amazing story. for almost a week, sergio and maria guerra, were led to believe that their teenage -- were told their daughter was dead, killed in a car accident in phoenix. this morning, abby is very much alive, in the hospital here behind me. st. joseph's. and her family is calling it a miracle. when she arrived at this hospital six weeks ago, abby guerra was in a coma. and given only a 5% chance of survival. >> the first outfit i saw, he say, she's not going to leave. she might die soon. >> reporter: today, after five
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brain surgeries, abby is in therapy. she can move most of her body. even force a smile. she can scribble her name. and a few days ago, she started talking again. when you heard her voice for the first time when she said hi -- >> the greatest thing that ever happened to my life. >> reporter: his daughter's painstaking recovery, is all the more miraculous, when you consider what abby and her family have been through. july 18th, the star college soccer player is traveling with her friends down interstate 10, coming home to phoenix after a trip to disneyland. suddenly, a tire blows out on their suv. and it flips over several times. two passengers are killed, three injured. police report that among the survivors rushed to the hospital, is abby's best friend, marlena cantu. and then, officers gently break the news to maria. >> do you know the vehicle rolled over like five to six times?
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i say, no. well, two persons were ejected. and one of the persons was your daughter. unfortunately, she didn't make it. >> reporter: the family starts planning abby's funeral. maria has to choose a dress for her daughter. >> it will be different if i chose her wedding dress. i chose the dress that she was going to be -- it's hard. and that's what i don't think i can -- i don't wish this for anybody in the world. >> reporter: abby's father has to sign the papers for her funeral. >> that was -- that was horrible because it's hard to sign a paper to let go part of your life. and that is -- that is my life. it's not part of my life. it is my life. >> reporter: the cantu family,
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meanwhile, holds a vigil at the hospital, praying for the critically injured patient they're told is their daughter, marlena. her injuries so horrific, she's unrecognizable. but then, almost a week later, on july 24th, just before abby's funeral, stunning news. the police, the hospital and the medical examiner's office, have made a terrible mistake. on closer examination, they discover it was marlena who died in the accident. the teenage girl in that hospital bed is abby guerra. >> i said, finally, we found you. we can see you. and you're alive. >> reporter: no doubt, this was her? immediately? >> immediately. >> reporter: joyous news for the guerras. but the ultimate pain and cruelty for the family of marlena cantu. >> it's comforting to know that she's not suffering. she didn't suffer. >> i think how marlena gave up her life.
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>> reporter: last night, we listened to those first words spoken by abby, recorded by her mother on her cell phone. >> mom. >> reporter: precious words. and a special sign language, from a daughter who is slowly coming back to life. >> first, she is dead. and then, she's -- i'm okay. >> reporter: what's the first thing you're going to do when she gets out? >> i'm going to take her to church. that's the first thing that i'm going to do with her. >> reporter: the guerra family says they're now determined to push for new legislation that would mandate positive identification of the deceased as quickly as possible. they don't want any family in america to go through the nightmare that they've had to
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endure. david? >> extraordinary bravery, john, for those parents to come forward and share the story of their daughter with you, after being given a 5% chance of survival. and look how she is doing now. thanks, john. and when we come back here this morning, we're going to go back down to robin roberts in the gulf, as she tells her own family's story of recovery after katrina. ♪ ♪ with the tastes of sea salt and olive oil. ♪ ♪ or sprinkled with italian herbs. ♪ ♪ townhouse flatbread crisps. they're perfect for snack time, party time, any time. ♪ ♪ new townhouse flatbread crisps. the everyday cracker with the specially-crafted taste.
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♪ come on up for the rising ♪ back here "the road to recovery," five years after hurricane katrina. if you've been with us this morning, you'll know how much it was raining here how hard it was. then, look at this. a beautiful rainbow. and that is often the case after a storm. and that's what we're talking about this morning. yes, we remember what happened five years ago today. even here. it was all rubble. but now, it's a new building that houses the elementary and middle schools here in pass christian, mississippi. but we want to take a little bit of a look back to think of the people and places, such a big part of this story. >> it's almost like the world would end.
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>> reporter: we remember the shocking drama. >> i don't want to cry like this. >> we have regular -- >> who was at your house with you? >> my wife. >> and where is she now? >> she's gone. >> reporter: i had driven all night with our crew to a part of the country where i had spent my youth. when i banged on my mom's door about 4:30 in the morning, my mom yelled out from the back of the house, robin's home. we knew she'd get here in some kind of way. i barely made it on the air. >> robin, i know when you left here last night, you hadn't been able to make contact with your own family yet. were you able to do so? >> reporter: they're okay. it was personal when i walked through the door and i saw my mom. the destruction, staggering. the first floor, completely gone. and for me it was an emotional, personal journey.
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the most difficult thing for me this week being so grateful that your family and loved ones survived. but places i loved as a child were gone, erased in one, fierce stroke. one of my favorite restaurants, chimney's. my old high school gone. science over there. math over there. relatives and childhood friends lost everything. dear friends of my parents were swept away by the waters. so many thousands of stories those days of loss fear and hope and humanity. perhaps nothing symbolizes hope as much as a new life. a very pregnant chavonte hilton was about to give birth, in the most dramatic way imaginable. in the floodwaters of new orleans. >> she was on the overpass. she was in labor. she didn't know what she was going to do.
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>> i was screaming. i was scared. >> reporter: larry thomas was part of a volunteer rescue team. >> the helicopter was coming down to get her. but so many people were rushing the helicopter. >> reporter: larry put her on a row boat. and in waist-high waters with no oars walked her to land to a pickup truck. >> she was crying and screaming. she was in pain. >> i thought i was going to die. >> reporter: larry thomas helped deliver the baby. and with help, got her to ochner hospital. >> if those guys hadn't been there, she could have bled to death. she could have been in a tremendous amount of dangers. >> reporter: like so many others, chavonte and larry moved away from new orleans. they never saw each other again. as little colby grew, new orleans and the gulf coast did some growing of its own. slowly but surely coming back to life. even on that first day of my reporting, i saw and felt the glimmer of hope. the day after hurricane katrina.
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a beautiful sunrise here on the gulf coast. go figure. volunteers came from as far away as australia. we all learned the true mean of giving. we at "gma" helped out. $1 million. look at the progress we saw on my hometown of pass christian just a couple of blocks from my family home which has also slowly come back to life. look at the home on the beach which i broadcast from. and look at it now. and remember that mangled gas station behind me on my first morning of reporting? i'll tell you where the roof is. it's across the street. also rebuild. i want you to meet the police officer who drove me to my mother's house that morning. you would not believe what the roads looked like. ryan fraser. you got me back here just in the nick of time to be on the air. and you're now a detective. >> it is. >> reporter: it's amazing how life goes on and how life
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changes. you don't know how many times i have thought of you. >> oh. >> reporter: lots of hugs these last five years. five years of healing. lots of shiny, new buildings and homes. but there's still a lot of work to do. and remember chavonte and larry. >> he saved me. >> reporter: they were strangers on the night they met. and couldn't find each other for five years. well, we found and reunited them. >> hey. doing good. >> reporter: and the man who drove the pickup truck that night. >> i don't know if you remember me. >> reporter: they all have returned to new orleans. you are a miracle. colby. how are you doing, little man? and just look at baby colby now. almost 5 years old. and ready to play football he tells me. let me see your arm. woo. that was really good. all up and down the beautiful gulf coast, life does go on. and yes, it does.
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more breaking news this san leandro where a gas leak forced evacuation of a chocolate factory on 139th avenue. a live look at the scene from sky 7. again, san leandro over the ghirardelli chocolate factory where there's a gas leak. no word on any injuries. fire crews are waiting on pg&e to get to the scene and figure out what they need to do next there. the meantime let's check with megan and find out about the traffic situation. >> thanks kristen. we're starting with a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza where it is friday light. no delays making your way through the totals and heading into san francisco. we have a little bit of sluggish
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oprah: held captive for 140 days in north korea. reporter laura ling breaks her silence. what do you say to the people who criticize what you did, and welcome back. a look at downsoun san francisco. the clouds starting to break nay lot of neighborhoods. temperatures responding. low 50s santa rosa and novato. 60s antioch los gatos and oakland. it will be sunny everywhere today but cooler by about 2 to 4 degrees except the coast where it will be warmer 61 half moon
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bay, mid to upper 60s san francisco and richmond. low to mid-80s in the north bay and east bay valleys. ♪ it's a quarter after 1:00 i'm all alone ♪ ♪ and i need you now ♪ maybe i wouldn't come i lost all control ♪ ♪ and i need you now i don't know how ♪ ♪ do it without you i just need you now ♪ the song is "need you now." the group, lady antebellum here in central park on a great friday morning. thank you. great to have you. >> a huge crowd is meeting lady antebellum. >> we say good morning, america. david muir, along with juju and sam. and robin is in her hometown of pass christian mississippi,
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this morning. a huge shoutout to robin and her family and fans in mississippi. >> robin is such a big fan of lady antebellum that she wanted to make sure that everyone in pass christian could see you perform this morning. also here in the park you can probably smell a little grilling. that's award winning superstar chef, marcus anderson. he's going to serve up some ribeyes and salads. and guess what for dessert? chocolate fried pies. sam's going to check on the forecast. a beautiful day here in central park, sammy. >> oh, it's going to be. and it will stay that way all weekend long. conveniently located near the food. can i just do this for just a second? we're having steak, on the grill. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning that we want to talk about as you walk out the door for your what? weekend. there is an active road here for the tropics.
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we're looking at the storms following the path. there's possibly three by the end of the week. you can see the lower one on the right-hand side of your screen. that could be fiona. but earl is the storm we're most concerned about. by the time we're in the middle of the week, it's settled somewhere between the bermuda and the bahamas. for your weekend, not much changes. the stationary front all along the gulf coast will stay there, delivering bouts of heavy rain. there will be dry moments. but very heavy rain in that all that weather was brought to you by macy's. and by the way, give a little cheer out here. [ cheers and applause ] as juju said we can't have a
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party in the park without food. and who is going to do this better than now? "america's recipe." national flavors with an international twist. and chef marcus samuelson will show us how to do it. how are you, sir? >> how are you? >> this smells unbelievable. >> i heard you like cooking on the grill. uh you're a fish guy. >> i think you should be grilling red meat. you're the first chef to do the first steak dinner in the new administration. >> i did. >> how was all of that? you're in the white house. >> it was fantastic. we were not cooking steak. we were cooking for the indian prime minister. it was indian and american food inspired by both countries. >> the deep secret in the white house, did they have a nice setup? the kitchen? or did you have to bring your own stuff? >> what a question. we love that kitchen. >> i watched your "top chef"
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series. you were on season two, i think? >> how did i do? >> i think you did pretty good. i heard you were doing awesome. take us in with this meat on the grill. the spice you use is kind of phenomenal. >> look at the spice rub here. first of all, start by picking a great steak. this is a great ribeye. put a nice ribeye on. and then the spaces here. salt. there's been paprika. garlic powder. black pepper. a little rosemary. and put it straight on the grill, like this. the key when you put them on you want to have the grill on. you want to have the cold side and the hot side. grilling over here. and resting the meat over there. >> oh. you're the first person to say that, by the way. years and years of talking grilling. you're the first to tell me hot spice, cold spice and let the meat rest. >> we're going to have a fresh salad. you want to cook seasonal in the
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summertime. watermelon and tomatoes. >> everybody has them near them. fresh watermelon, fresh tomatoes. it's summertime. >> watermelon and tomato. these taste wonderful. we're going to put in parsley and mint. toss that for me. >> i can do that. >> you can do that. >> yeah. you know when i get near food it's problematic. i can eat it. >> sam, you have a nice shirt on. get in there. get in there. >> really work it around. don't be afraid of it. >> exactly. >> all right. add in feta cheese. >> any reason you picked feta? >> a little sweetness with the watermelon and tomato the feta will go well with that. and with all of that mixed together, it is easy. we have our tomato watermelon salad. grilled staex and some corn. >> you can do the corn on the grill, as well. >> i love doing the corn on the grill. just like on the cob.
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>> i know people keep the husk on it. but i do it just like that. >> next time you're going to grill -- whoa. we have people over here. >> you're not kidding. they came to the party. >> good morning, guys. >> as a matter of fact juju, some of them look a little familiar. >> some of them may be related to me. >> yeah. all right. so, now, juju gave away the dessert. and i can't -- this is something i couldn't even believe. i wanted to grab that first. what is the deal with the dessert? >> this is the start with a little chocolate. we're going to fry that up and serve with a mango sauce. >> oh my. >> you're going to get to try it. >> tell me a little bit about -- is this like really difficult? >> no. it's not. it's super simple. you melt the chocolate. you butt the skin out. and you stuff them and fry them or bake them in the oven. >> all of these recipes are on our website, abcnews.com/gma. we'll have everything done up for you.
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okay. everybody tend to all that. all of it right there. lady antebellum coming up right here on our party in the park. are we serving the folks? >> i'm serving the folks. [ man ] he's got nothing but open field ahead of him! ♪ ♪ ap ke with yo u-verse now lets you download, watch hit tv shows and schedule recordings on your mobile phone. order u-verse tv today. plans starting at just $29 a month for six months with dvr included. plus upgrade to u-verse u300
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♪ it's a quarter of 1:00 i'm all alone ♪ they have the biggest selling album of the year. selling 2.5 million copies. "need to know." here to perform their newest single," our kind of love," lady antebellum, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ here we go ♪ ♪ you wear your smile like a summer sky ♪ ♪ just shining down on me and you ♪ ♪ i swear your heart is a free bird ♪ ♪ on a lazy sunday afternoon ♪
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♪ i love the way that you were up for anything ♪ ♪ never worried 'bout what people say ♪ ♪ that's right oh, that's right ♪ ♪ what we got is just like driving ♪ ♪ on an open highway never knowing what ♪ ♪ we're gonna find just like two kids, baby ♪ ♪ always trying to live it up whoa, yeah ♪ ♪ that's our kind of love mm, that's our kind of love ♪ ♪ skipping rocks and leaving footprints ♪ ♪ down along the riverbank always holding hands ♪ ♪ never making plans just living ♪ ♪ in the moment, babe ♪
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♪ you give me life and with those funny faces ♪ ♪ you somehow always know just what to say ♪ ♪ that's right oh, that's right ♪ ♪ what we got is just like driving ♪ ♪ on an open highway never knowing what ♪ ♪ we're gonna find just like two kids, baby ♪ ♪ always trying to live it up whoa, yeah ♪ ♪ that's our kind of love that's our kind of love ♪ ♪ oh, that's right baby, you and i ♪ ♪ what we got is
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just like driving ♪ ♪ on an open highway never knowing ♪ ♪ what we're gonna find just like two kids, baby ♪ ♪ always trying to live it up whoa, oh ♪ ♪ just like driving on an open highway ♪ ♪ never knowing what we're gonna find ♪ ♪ just like two kids, baby always trying to live it up ♪ ♪ whoa, yeah that's our kind of love ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ lady antebellum closing out the week here on "good morning america." it's been an incredible year for the three of you. charles, hillary, dave. you have three albums on the billboard charts right now. count them three. this album debuted at number one. how do you wrap your head around it all? >> i don't know if you really can. we are trying to soak it up and enjoy every moment. it's great we have each other. we're traveling and doing this together. it's great. it's always more fun when you have someone to celebrate with. we're having a great time. the fans. i mean this whole year.
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our life has been changed forever this year. >> you mentioned the travel. you're going out on tour in september. you're just back from london, though. it shows your crossover appeal. one reporter said you had an apologetic lustyness. what exactly are you going for? >> for us, it's all about song writing. we pour our hearts into the music. and the fact that people have responded to that across the world has been exciting to watch. like hillary said, a fun ride to us. we're just holding on. >> you talk about writing your music. i read that you consider it a group therapy. can we get in on some of this therapy? >> they always try to take advantage of my personal life. that's what happens. >> another breakup. another song. >> another song. another hit. >> what do you look for in inspiration when you're song writing? >> everything. we've all experienced a lot of different things over our lives and stuff. yeah. like hillary said, right now, she's the youngest. i feel like she's going through a lot of these things for the first time. and so, we like to pull from her
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personal life. >> fresh material. fresh material. >> now, we know where it's coming from. but you have a special concert coming up on september 10th stand up to cancer. that's a telethon on abc, nbc and cbs. it must be close to your heart. >> absolutely. i have many family members who have suffered from it. >> my father-in-law just you know, was diagnosed with it. but he's fighting it off good. it's great to be a part of that. >> and hopefully, you know every day is one step closer to a cure. and that's the goal. for people to not suffer anymore. >> absolutely. >> one last quick thing. you're from the south. the guys are from georgia. they must feed you well. how tall are you? >> corn-fed. >> 6'6". >> that's why hillary can wear those heels. >> it's a blessing and a curse. >> i could never dunk a basketball. >> the song is "i run to you." go get them. >> lady anti-bet m.
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♪ i run from hate yeah i run from prejudice ♪ ♪ i rub from pessimists but i run too late ♪ ♪ i run my life or is it running me ♪ ♪ run from my past i run too fast ♪ ♪ or too slow it seems when lies become the truth ♪ ♪ well that's when i run to you ♪
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♪ this world keeps spinning faster ♪ ♪ into a new disaster so i run to you ♪ ♪ i run to you, baby when it all starts ♪ ♪ coming undone baby, you're the only one ♪ ♪ i run to i run to you ♪ ♪ we run on fumes your life and mine ♪ ♪ like the sands of time slipping right on through ♪ ♪ and our love's the only truth ♪ ♪ that's why i
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run to you ♪ ♪ this world keeps spinning faster ♪ ♪ into a new disaster so i run to you ♪ ♪ i run to you, baby and when it all ♪ ♪ starts coming undone baby, you're the only one ♪ ♪ i run to i run to you ♪ ♪ whoa, whoa i run to you ♪ ♪ this world keeps spinning faster ♪ ♪ into a new disaster so, i run to you ♪
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♪ i run to you, baby and when it all ♪ ♪ starts coming undone baby, you're the only ♪ ♪ one i run to i run to you ♪ ♪ i run to you, yeah ♪ ♪ whoa, whoa i run to you ♪ ♪ i run to you oh, whoa ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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we are all thinking of robin roberts and the people of the gulf on this fifth anniversary. and so for that we thought we would ask them to sing her song. >> there's nothing like a three-part a cappella harmony.
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thanks, lady antebellum for being here. >> absolutely. ♪ it's a quarter after 1:00 i'm all alone ♪ ♪ and i need you now ♪ >> y'all sing it with us. come on. ♪ i said i wouldn't call but i lost all control ♪ ♪ and i need you now ♪ >> you all ready for it? ♪ and i don't know how i can do without ♪ ♪ i just need you now ♪ >> there's nothing better than that.
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♪ we're following breaking news in san leandro where a gas leak has forced the evacuation of parts of the ghirardelli chocolate factory on 139th avenue.
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this is the scene 30 minutes ago. fire crews are waiting on pg&e. san francisco fire crews ambulances and a hazard materials team were called to pier 96. a powder was released while workers were going through recycled materials. 12 people complained of eye irritation. no word what that powder was. i'll check with mike and find out about the gray skies. >> sunshine this afternoon and cooler weather everywhere except the coast. warmest weather low to mid-80ss east bay valleys. upper 70s north bay. low to mid-70s. breezy even cooler tomorrow with drizzle in the morning. megan. >> good morning. as you're commuting through the north bay, a live look at san rafael, 101 heading southbound. the drive time from 37 to 580 about ten minutes. the east shore freeway headlights move westbound on interstate 80. it's crowded as you make your way from the carquinez bridge to the maze.

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